How To Use Do Not Disturb While Driving And How To Turn It Off

Texting while driving is dangerous, and with the new Do Not Disturb feature in iOS 11, you can eliminate the temptation to text and automatically notify people that you can’t message them with an automatic reply. This also blocks calls unless you’re connected to a hands-free accessory or your car’s Bluetooth connection. We’ll show you how to set it up and how to turn it off if it bothers you.

This optional feature is new to iOS 11 and is not mandatory, but it will be useful for people who have trouble ignoring an incoming text message or call while driving. We’ll show you how to set it up and set it to start automatically, the right options to configure it, and what you need to know about using it.

There’s no way to make this mandatory for your kids’ iPhones, but you can show them how it works and tell it to automatically turn on when you’re driving or when it’s connected to a car via Bluetooth.

How to Use Do Not Disturb While Driving

The new iOS 11 Do Not Disturb While Driving feature will make you a safer driver by removing the temptation to type text or see other distractions while driving. You don’t need CarPlay or even Bluetooth in the car for this to work. Here’s how to turn on Do Not Disturb While Driving.

How to set up Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS 11.

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  4. Tap on it.
  5. Choose how you want it to open. Manually means you have it enabled in Control Center. It automatically uses speed detection and Bluetooth turns on when connected to your car.
  6. Tap on it.
  7. Select the contact you want iPhone to automatically message when it says you are busy. You can choose nobody, recent contacts, favorite contacts or everyone.
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  9. Enter the message you want automatically sent to anyone who texts you while driving. There is a default message, but you can set your own if you want.

The person you set up to receive an Auto-Reply can bypass Do Not Disturb by sending an “urgent” follow-up message. This will let you know that you need to pull over and call this person.

How to Turn Off Do Not Disturb While Driving

If Do Not Disturb While Using Your iPhone bothers you, it’s easy to turn it off. This will notify you to use it on iOS 11 and newer iPhones by default when it detects that you are moving in a car. To turn off Do Not Disturb While Driving, go to;

This will only open when you use Control Center to turn on the feature. If you are a frequent traveler or want to make smart usage decisions yourself, this is how you turn it off. Apple does not offer a traditional “Off” option.

That’s all you need to do to set up Do Not Disturb While Driving. It should be active for you when you’re in the car and block notifications if your screen is locked. If you’re using Apple Maps or another map app, you may still see a notification on the screen when the screen is unlocked. Apple may change this behavior as it continues to work on iOS 11.

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